July 7, 2010
Former University of Virginia student Jens Soering will remain in Virginia for his prison term.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Justice Department will not proceed with a request to transfer Soering from Virginia to a German prison.
The department says it can't consider the request without the backing of Governor Bob McDonnell. Former Governor Tim Kaine approved a request from German officials to transfer Soering back to his homeland.
He's currently serving two life sentences for killing his girlfriend's parents in Bedford County in 1985.
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